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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Partnering with Communities

ITVS filmmakers want more than a big audience. They work with local public media stations and other champions to spark conversations.

Drove millions of dollars in donations for gender-equity causes through Women and Girls Lead, an international public media campaign using 60 films to reach 59 million viewers.

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

Partnering with organizations in eight countries, this global campaign uses storytelling to create social change—from increasing girls’ access to education to reducing child marriage and gender-based violence.

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 50,000 attendees and counting.

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From our blog

  1. ITVS Board Elects Two New Members

    April 20, 2017

    ITVS is pleased to announce that Delida Costin and Sharon La Cruise have joined our Board of Directors.

  2. Dawn Porter's "TRAPPED" Wins Peabody Award

    April 19, 2017

    ITVS-funded film TRAPPED wins a 2017 Peabody Award, and four more ITVS films were finalists.

  3. Peabody Names ITVS Institutional Award Winner

    April 13, 2017

    ITVS was proud to learn that it is this year's recipient of a Peabody Institutional Award, one of journalistic storytelling's highest honors.